imageYesterday (Aug 25th, 2004) US agents raided the homes of 5 individuals hosting allegedly illegal music and movies on Direct Connect hubs. “We do not believe it is appropriate for the Department of Justice to stand by while such theft is taking place,” Attorney General John Ashcroft stated.

What about corporate theft in the past 40+ years? They’ve produced Records, CDs, VHS, and DVDs then gouged consumers and private business owners billions of dollars.

“P2P does not stand for ‘permission to pilfer,’” Ashcroft said.

Pilfer: to steal esp. in small amounts and often again and again;

Major record labels sell an average CD for $16.98.